Gentle separation for high germination rates.
Cimbria Maize Shellers are designed for gentle separation of maize kernels from the cobs and removal rachis.
They find their application mainly in seed processing sector, where maize cobs are harvested as a whole unit. In the plant, the machine is positioned after husking and cob drying process.
The way of operation has been chosen on the basis of our grandfather’s manual way to do it: By rubbing cobs against each other. This is the most gentle way to remove the kernels from the cobs, without the danger of harming the germination capacity of the sensitive maize seed.
The machine’s sturdy steel housing is equipped with a cleaning opening. In between the forged rotor with ribs and the sheller cage, the cobs are rubbed against each other. Loose kernels fall through the cage made of round rods, whereas rachis is transported to the end outlet due to the progressive pitch of ribs on the rotor. An adjustable dam up flap in the end of the housing regulates the intension of shelling.
In order to remove rachis and oversized kernels from shelled corn, the Cimbria flat bed screen cleaner completes the maize shelling unit. This cleaner operates with 3 rows of screens with a total screen area of 9 m². The two top layers of screens are considered as scalping decks with discharge trays at the front of the machine. Sand screening happens in the third layer in the bottom. The cleaner is equipped with an eccentric drive and incorporates Cimbria’s well-proven rubber ball cleaning system.
The Maize Sheller MR20 with attached Cleaning Unit D191.2 delivers an hourly capacity of up to 20 tons of shelled corn.